Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist

Cheltenham, Maryland
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Full Time


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This position is within the Mission and Readiness Support Directorate (MRSD), Cheltenham Administration Division (CAD) and located in Cheltenham, Maryland. CAD supports the Office of Cheltenham Operations (OCH), which provides firearms, driver, and in-service tactics requalification to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers. OCH hosts several partner organizations, including the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), and Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Typical assignments include:
  • Inspecting of facilities, planning the need and timing of repairs, preparing cost estimates and budget priorities to obtain funding and implement projects. The position possesses a substantial comprehension of construction techniques in order to participate in design reviews with contract A & E firms to discuss construction site peculiarities and problems with buildings, to include firing and driving ranges constructed on the site.
  • Supervising the inspection of preventative maintenance and operations projects, maintaining documentation and recommending acceptance of the completed work, determining the number and type of personnel required to maintain and operate buildings, evaluating section employees training needs, and providing formal or informal instruction in building operations and maintenance functions.
  • Serving as the first-line supervisor for a Project Manager (1) Automotive Mechanics (2) and Facilities Maintenance Mechanics (3).
  • Performing the full range of supervisory functions to included identifying, distributing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational/specialization: making adjustments to the workload in accordance with established priorities, planning and directing the work to be accomplished. Prioritizing and coordinating the work with other units.
  • Interviewing candidates for position vacancies; recommending selections, providing on-the-job training, making recommendations concerning reassignments, promotions, awards, etc.
  • Planning for overall program requirements including the following activities: budgetary, staffing and material for major repairs and alterations, space improvements, and job order work; selection, training and assignment of the subordinate staff to meet changing needs. Administering overall program to promote occupant safety and comfort, and comprehensive building and grounds maintenance programs.
  • Directing activities to provide specific building services such as elevator, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, parking, painting, and decorating.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure reporting.
  • New supervisors/managers must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.
  • Overtime work may be required.
  • You may be required to work weekends and federal holidays.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • This position is designated as Emergency Essential. You will be required to sustain FLETC's operations in the event of a localized situation, such as inclement weather, interruptions to power, or dismissal or closure of DHS operations or services.
  • This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.
  • This position's funding is dependent on Congress; however, you will be expected to report to work during a government shutdown but will not be paid during a furlough.
  • You must be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards. You will be subject to an initial and annual physical examination that measures your visual, hearing, and physical acuity.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain OSHA Outreach Training Program 30-hour certification.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Universal United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for handling of refrigerants.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR) Level III certification; or have the requisite training/experience to obtain certification.


The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service, serving as a supervisor/lead responsible for the overall performance and technical activities of all employees assigned to a facilities operations work unit; and providing direction, planning, and coordination of work activities for all facilities-related issues, including building operations, facilities maintenance and automotive work.

You must be able to obtain and maintain Federal Acquisition Certification -Contracting Officer Representative (FACCOR) Level III certification; or have the requisite training/experience to obtain and maintain certification. Please provide a copy of your certification or include the list of your training and/or experience in your resume.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Office of Personnel Management must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Physical Demands: You may be required to lift and carry items that weigh up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis. Standing, stooping, and bending is required. Work may require reaching and stretching overhead or crawling in cramped and/or awkward positions. Work on scaffolding, high ladders, man-lifts or rooftops may be required.

Work Environment: The work is most often performed in an office environment and at various onsite facilities, with occasional travel to provide technical assistance or to attend meetings. May be required to start work earlier, stay later than normal working hours, or be called back for emergencies. Occasionally, work may be performed indoors in areas that are crowded and noisy, as well as outdoors, sometimes in hot, cold, or inclement weather. Work involves risks of physical, mechanical, electrical, chemical, noise, and water hazards. Work on scaffolding, high ladders, man-lifts or rooftops may be required.

Occasionally and for short periods, may be required to wear protective clothing where there is possible exposure to lead, gunpowder, toxic refrigerants, and hazardous materials. Position may be required to drive a government-owned or government-leased vehicle to perform duties at locations on and off-site.

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

Re-employed annuitants' annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM's website or by contacting OPM.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:
  • Knowledge of maintenance program planning, including evaluating the conditions of buildings and facility components, financial planning and control, funding requirements for facility operation and maintenance and projecting future requirements. Practical knowledge of building construction and maintenance, civil,
    architecture, electrical, mechanical and environmental engineering. Knowledge of engineering and construction practices, methods, techniques, materials, and costs sufficient to evaluate and oversee projects.
  • Performs the full range of supervisory functions.
  • Broad technical knowledge of building construction and maintenance to establish and administer control systems and procedures for technical service operations, to identify the need for and recommend major repair or alteration projects, and to monitor work performed by service contractors. Knowledge of OSHA standards, Environmental Protections Authority rules and regulations, Fire Protection Codes, and other Federal, state, and local guidelines governing facilities management. Familiarity of the mission, facilities, and training programs.

  • Your responses to the job questionnaire will place you into one of the following categories:

    1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.

    2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

    3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

    Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. (This position [is or is not] considered scientific/professional.)

    Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference .

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    1. Your resume

    2. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter . If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans' information.

    3. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

    4. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, beginning and ending dates of your appointment.

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